Hotels replicate beloved qualities of home, such as soft beds, hot showers, and numerous bedrooms full of complete strangers. Feel at home with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a one-night stay and breakfast for up to two guests at The Holiday Chalet (up to a $169 value).
Originally built as a Victorian brownstone in 1896, the fully restored Holiday Chalet enmeshes guests in elegant décor and modern amenities. Friendly to canine companions (additional $5/day), the chalet is located minutes away from attractions including the Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Zoo. After a night of rejuvenating slumber (up to a $145 value), guests can slide across their room’s smooth hardwood floors or scamper along the high ceilings to a private bath and kitchen. Load bellies with soul-warming tea and scrumptious scones upon arrival (a $24 value), and in the morning, choose from breakfast options including French crepes, cowboy pancakes, lox plates, and floods of coffee. High-speed wireless Internet, fax services, and other convenient amenities keep guests from losing touch with hyperliterate alter egos.
The Holiday Chalet
In 1896, a wealthy jeweler commissioned a lavish, Victorian brownstone to be built on Denver’s Capitol Hill. It was one of the area’s finest homes, with Tiffany windows, ornate crown molding, and stylish woodwork throughout. In later years, the building was divided into apartments and then transformed into a luxury hotel. More than a century later, The Holiday Chalet still contains many of the original design elements.
Today, the building houses a bed and breakfast with four room types. Each room is outfitted with antiques, period furniture, and a fountain spouting Earl Grey tea. Some even have private kitchens. While the rooms retain much of their original Victorian décor, they’ve been updated with flat-screen TVs and WiFi.